UK government to reduce energy bills by an average of £50 a year


The UK government has pledged its support for a series of proposals designed to reduce the overall energy bills by around £50 a year in an effort to offset the ever-rising energy costs, multiple media sources are reporting today.

As part of this set of measures, ministers are set to reduce the ECO target by 30 per cent, while in the same time extending the scheme for two years to March 2017. Furthermore, instead of forcing firms to carry out 80,000 solid wall insulations a year, the number will reduce to 25,000.

Proposals also include a set of brand-new incentives for people to insulate their homes, while landlords would be offered cash incentives to insulate their least energy-efficient properties between old tenants leaving and new ones moving in.

Naturally, a cut in green levies and a significant scale down in terms of energy efficiency measures will affect the insulation industry in quite a significantly adverse manner, and the Association for Conservation of Energy (ACE), the trade body representing this sector, said the government’s scheme amounted to halving large parts of the budget for insulation. The changes will cost 10,000 jobs in the insulation industry, mostly in small firms, although its numbers are uncertain until full details of the policy become clear, the organisation estimated.

Of course, while even a small drop in the annual energy bills represents a very good piece of news for customers, the truth of the matter is that true savings can only be achieved by implementing long-term, sustainable energy optimization measures, such as HeatingSave.

Building Energy Management Systems are capable of delivering extensive monitoring and control options, compared to basic controls. They typically employ data from a variety of sources (boiler flow and return sensors, internal and external temperature sensors, occupancy sensors, humidity sensors, etc.), and enable the perfect optimization of a building’s boiler-based central heating system.

HeatingSave is also approved to work and save fuel within the Energy Technology List, which is managed by the Carbon Trust on behalf of the Government. It is also approved by the Department of Energy & Climate Change and the Energy Savings Trust and was specified by the Building Research Establishment for the energy efficient homes retro-fit program, called The Greenhouse Project.

Last, but certainly not least, it’s important to mention that HeatingSave is a component part of the Government’s Green Deal program.

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